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31 Easy & Free Nevada Rent Assistance Programs

31 Easy & Free Nevada Rent Assistance Programs

Nevada rent assistance programs are easy to find if you know where to look! We’ve spent hours compiling this list of programs that can help you with your housing costs.

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Statewide Nevada Rent Assistance Programs

Many programs serve all Nevada residents, no matter where they live in the state. These programs are often the easiest to apply for but they may also have longer wait times due to the amount of applications they receive. For faster service, you may want to scroll down to the local programs.

CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP)

If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19, then you may be able to receive assistance from the CARES Housing Assistance Program. This program serves those who lost income during the pandemic. You could receive help with past-due and future rent and utilities through this program.

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In order to apply, you will need to apply with either Clark County, Washoe County, or through the Rural Nevada portal.

AID for AIDS for Nevada

If you have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, then you may be able to receive assistance from AID for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN). This agency helps with Medical Case Management, assistance with housing (including Nevada rent assistance), medical transportation, food, mental health needs, medication, legal services and more. Their financial assistance program can help you with rent, mortgage payments, utilities, move-in costs, supportive services, eyeglasses and more.

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Nationwide Rent Assistance Programs

In addition to state and local resources, we’ve also found some incredible ways to get help on your rent all over the United States. We won’t repeat all the exciting grant opportunities we’ve found here, so you’ll have to check out our nationwide list as well.

Local Nevada Rent Assistance Programs

Some programs only serve people who live in certain cities, counties or zip codes. For your convenience, we’ve organized this section alphabetically by county so you can quickly and easily find what you may qualify for.

Carson County

Ron Wood Family Resource Center

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center of Carson City helps families find solutions to their everyday problems. The organization offers many supportive services, including free cribs for babies ages 0-6 months, car seat inspections, free food, parenting support, Christmas gifts and crisis services. They also offer mental health services. As the official Family Resource Center for this area, they should also offer assistance with rent and utilities.

Churchill County

General Assistance

Churchill County appears to offer a General Assistance fund that can provide up to $1,000 in Nevada rent assistance. These funds cannot be used for security deposits, collection accounts, past-due bills, late fees, interest or other needs. In order to receive help, you may need to attend a budgeting class, apply for other benefits such as food stamps and Medicaid, complete follow-up appointments and more.

Clark County

Cappalappa Family Resource Center

Cappalappa Family Resource Center is located in Overton and provides essential services to the Moapa Valley area. This organization helps with food, housing costs, household items like blankets, baby food, diapers, personal hygiene items and more.

East Valley Family Services

East Valley Family Services serves the Las Vegas valley area. They are specifically listed as the official Family Resource Center for East and Central Las Vegas, as well as rural South Clark County (including Jean, Laughlin and Searchlight).

This organization provides incredible resources for local low income families, including food, benefits application assistance, bus pass assistance, help obtaining IDs and documents, employment resources, Medicare assistance and so much more. They also offer parenting programs, family support services, senior commodities, senior respite as more. As the designated Family Resource Center for their service area, they can also assist with rent and utilities assistance.

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Emergency Aid of Boulder City Inc.

Emergency Aid of Boulder City assists Boulder City residents and stranded travelers. The agency can assist with food, rent assistance, utilities, short-term lodging, transportation, gas, auto repair, and medical help for eligible clients when funds are available.

HopeLink of Southern Nevada

HopeLink provides Nevada rent assistance and utility assistance. Even during the pandemic, their website states that “rent, mortgage, utility and other assistance through HopeLink is available.” You will need to call them during business hours or email them for more information. They can also help you coordinate with other rent assistance and utility assistance programs.

Las Vegas Housing Assistance

The Las Vegas Housing Assistance Program stopped accepting applications during the COVID-19 pandemic and instead directed applicants to apply for CARES Housing Assistance Program. It is unclear whether this program will return when the pandemic has ended and/or CARES funding runs out.

Lied Memorial Boys and Girls Club

Lied Memorial Boys and Girls Club is listed as the official Family Resource Center for west Las Vegas, including zip codes 89004, 89018, 89103, 89113, 89117, 89118, 89124, 89128, 89129, 89134, 89135, 89138, 89139, 89141, 89144, 89145, 89146, 89147, 89148, 89166, 89178 and 89179. It was not immediately clear from their website what kinds of Nevada rent assistance programs they offer, but as a Family Resource Center this should be something they do.

Olive Crest

Olive Crest is listed as the official Family Resource Center for north Las Vegas, including zip codes 89030, 89031, 89033, 89036, 89081, 89084, 89085, 89086, 89087, 89115, 89130, 89131, 89143, 89149, 89156 and 89191. It was not immediately clear from their website what kinds of Nevada rent assistance programs they offer, but as a Family Resource Center this should be something they can offer assistance with.

Salvation Army in Mesquite

The Mesquite chapter of the Salvation Army is the official Family Resource Center for north rural Clark County. This area includes Bunkerville and Mesquite. This organization can assist with housing costs as well as other basic needs.

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Douglas County

Family Support Council of Douglas County

The Family Support Council is designed to help uplift and encourage the development of healthy families. This organization offers assistance with diapers, toiletries (such as shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion), baby supplies, blankets, coats, hats, mittens, birthday and holiday gifts, parenting classes, budgeting support and more. This organization may also be able to assist with victim advocacy, homeless shelter services and more.

Their website states, “Welcome to the one stop shop for families in need. If you don’t see what you need on the lists, please contact us.” Financial assistance with rent isn’t listed but other Family Resource Center websites have stated that they are required to offer financial assistance, so I expect it is available.

Elko County

Elko County Social Services

Elko County provides interim assistance to help you avoid homelessness. In order to receive the funds, you will need to apply and make an appointment. The funds come from sales tax, property taxes and government grants.

Family Resource Centers of Northeastern Nevada

The Family Resource Centers of Northeastern Nevada have many programs that help low income families. They may be able to help you with Nevada rent assistance as well.

Esmeralda County

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services (CAHS)

The Consolidated Agencies of Human Services provide critical assistance to residents of Mineral, Esmeralda and Northern Nye Counties. If you live in the zip codes of 89010, 89013, 89022, 89045, 89047, 89049, 89314, 89409, 89415, 89420, 89422, 89427 then you may be able to receive assistance from this agency.

Humboldt County

Frontier Community Action Agency Family Resource Center

The Frontier Community Action Agency is a community service organization in Winnemucca, Nevada. They may be able to assist with food, housing assistance and other essential needs.

Lander County

Frontier Community Action Agency

The state of Nevada has the Frontier Community Action Agency listed as the official Family Resource Center for Lander County. However, I was only able to find information about it on this Facebook page so I recommend contacting them for additional details.

Lincoln County

Lincoln County Community Connection

The Nevada DHHS office lists Lincoln County Community Connection as the official Family Resource Center for Lincoln County, including zip codes 89001, 89008, 89017, 89042, and 89043. The state provides a phone number of (755) 726-3325 but I was unable to find any online records of this organization. Be careful if you reach out.

Lyon County

Community Chest

Since 1997, Community Chest has helped over 3,000 people in Storey and Lyon Counties with emergency food, clothing, rent and utility assistance.

Lyon County Human Services

Housing stabilization services are available from Lyon County Human Services. These tools and programs can help you if you are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or need help with housing. You will need to contact the Lyon County Human Services Adult Services Division Manager for assistance.

Mineral County

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services (CAHS)

The Consolidated Agencies of Human Services provide critical assistance to residents of Mineral, Esmeralda and Northern Nye Counties. If you live in the zip codes of 89010, 89013, 89022, 89045, 89047, 89049, 89314, 89409, 89415, 89420, 89422, 89427 then you may be able to receive assistance from this agency.

Nye County

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services (CAHS)

The Consolidated Agencies of Human Services provide critical assistance to residents of Mineral, Esmeralda and Northern Nye Counties. If you live in the zip codes of 89010, 89013, 89022, 89045, 89047, 89049, 89314, 89409, 89415, 89420, 89422, 89427 then you may be able to receive assistance from this agency.

Pahrump Family Resource Center

The Pahrump Family Resource Center can assist with clothing, household goods, furniture and other items. They may also be able to assist with gas vouchers, rental assistance and other basic needs.

Nye County Assistance Application

The Nye County Assistance Program can provide assistance with rent, utilities, transportation to medical appointments, assistance with child care while the caretakers are employed and more.

Pershing County

Pershing County Family Resource Center

As the official Family Resource Center for Pershing County, this agency should be able to provide Nevada rent assistance and help with other essential needs. However, it does not appear they have a website. The Nevada State government simply provided a phone number. The number is (775) 273-7308.

Storey County

Community Chest

Community Chest offers many critical services for low income residents of Storey County. These services include:

  • Before-and-after school programs
  • Counseling services
  • Education programs
  • Employment assistance
  • Food closet
  • Summer programs for kids
  • Thrift store
  • Tutoring programs
  • Youth leadership programs

It is through the food closet and thrift store that the Community Chest is able to also provide emergency rent and utility assistance.

Washoe County

Central/South Reno Family Resource Center

I could not find a website for this resource. However, the state of Nevada has indicated that you can reach them at the phone number (775) 321-3185.

Sun Valley / North Valleys / Spanish Springs Family Resource Center

I could not find a website for this resource. However, the state of Nevada has indicated that you can reach them at the phone number (775) 327-1511.

Sparks Family Resource Center

This center appears to be located inside Sparks High School. You can find additional information here.

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